What do we talk about when we talk about socialism in the US? The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement and the people striving to build a socialist future today.

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An intimate, inspiring look at activist and loving father Ady Barkan, diagnosed with ALS at age 32 and who, in spite of declining physical abilities, embarks on a nationwide campaign for healthcare reform.

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Revisit the infamous Long Island summer home of Big Edie and Little Edie — the Park Avenue debutantes turned eccentric recluses. Follow filmmakers into the surreal world of Jackie Onassis’ cousin and aunt in one of the most famous documentaries of all time.

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Utterly unique in film history, Mariam Ghani’s archival marvel What We Left Unfinished is a probing and engrossing case study in censorship, authoritarianism, and political art. Thirty years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent civil war, during a new era of political uncertainty for the embattled nation, What We Left Unfinished looks closely at the era of state-funded Afghan filmmaking during the country’s Communist era.

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Meet the former players of the Japanese women’s volleyball team. Now in their 70s, they used to be known as the ‘Witches of the Orient’ because of their seemingly supernatural powers on the courts.

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The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptions.

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At 90 years old, Frederick Wiseman has released his 46th documentary, CITY HALL. Through his trademark masterfully edited vignettes and fly-on-the-wall approach, Wiseman dives this time into the inner-workings of the Boston city government, from basic municipal services to social reform and the entrenched systems that stall it.

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For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world. Yung Chang’s documentary THIS IS NOT A MOVIE captures Fisk in action as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions.

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